Montana Code Annotated 2021

TITLE 87. FISH AND WILDLIFE

CHAPTER 2. FISHING, HUNTING, AND TRAPPING LICENSES

Part 5. Game Animal Licenses

Nonresident Relative Of Resident Allowed To Purchase Nonresident Licenses At Reduced Cost -- Definitions

87-2-514. (Bracketed language in subsection (4)(b) effective March 1, 2022) Nonresident relative of resident allowed to purchase nonresident licenses at reduced cost -- definitions. (1) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

(a) "Nonresident relative of a resident" means a person born in Montana who is the natural or adoptive child, sibling, or parent of a resident but is not a resident.

(b) "Resident" means a resident as defined in 87-2-102.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a nonresident relative of a resident who meets the qualifications of subsection (4) may purchase the following at one-half the cost:

(a) a Class B nonresident fishing license;

(b) a Class B-1 nonresident upland game bird license;

(c) one of the following:

(i) a Class B-10 nonresident big game combination license;

(ii) a Class B-11 nonresident deer combination license; or

(iii) a nonresident elk-only combination license;

(d) if available:

(i) a Class B-8 nonresident deer B tag;

(ii) a Class B-12 nonresident antlerless elk B tag license.

(3) Class B-10 and Class B-11 licenses sold pursuant to subsection (2) are not included in the limit on the number of available Class B-10 and Class B-11 licenses issued pursuant to 87-2-505 and 87-2-510. Nonresident elk-only combination licenses sold pursuant to subsection (2) are in addition to nonresident elk-only combination licenses available for sale pursuant to 87-2-511.

(4) To qualify for a license pursuant to subsection (2), a nonresident relative of a resident shall apply at any department regional office or at the department's state office in Helena and present proof of the following:

(a) a birth certificate verifying the applicant's birth in Montana or documentation that the applicant was born to parents who were residents at the time of birth;

(b) evidence that the person previously held a Montana resident hunting or fishing license or has passed a hunter safety [and education] course in Montana pursuant to 87-2-105; and

(c) proof that the applicant is a nonresident relative of a resident.

(5) Of the fee paid for a hunting license purchased pursuant to subsection (2), 28.5% must be deposited in the account established in 87-1-290.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 484, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 122, Ch. 2, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 415, L. 2011; amd. Sec. 20, Ch. 449, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 287, L. 2017; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 387, L. 2017; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 221, L. 2019; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 170, L. 2021.